–PPP chairman says govt facing financial constraints owing to non-payment of dues by federal govt
–PPP leader Khokhar says Imran brought into power to undo 18th Amendment
SHIKARPUR: Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Sunday said warned the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government against rolling back the 18th Amendment—that gives greater autonomy to provinces.
The PPP chief was talking to media during his visit to Madeji forest, area of Shikarpur district, along with his party leaders.
During the visit, Bilawal blamed the federal government for Sindh’s woes. He said the Sindh government was facing financial problems to complete the ongoing development projects as the federal government did not issue due share to the province.
He also commented on recent controversy pertaining to the name of the Benazir Income Support Programme and termed the move a “conspiracy”.
Speaking about forestation, the PPP chairman said his government would ensure conservation of forest at all costs.
Ordering a strict action against encroachers, he directed the concerned authorities to retrieve forest land from the land grabbers.
KHOKHAR CHIDES PM:
Bilawal’s spokesperson Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar also criticised the prime minister over his recent statement on the 18th Amendment.
The PM on his Ghotki visit had said that the amendment had rendered the federation bankrupt.
In a statement, the PPP leader said the prime minister has accepted that his target is the 18thAmendment.
The motive behind bringing Imran Khan to power has been exposed, the PPP leader said, questioning the federation had not become bankrupt in the past one decade since the passage of the 18th Amendment, how did it go bankrupt now?
PM Khan was leveling allegations to cover up his failures, adding economic situation has become a national security issue.